James Rish holds up a bottle of Rish Honey, Wewahitchka beekeepers since 1885, while his grandson Nathan James Rish, in red, handles orders. [ David Adlerstein | The Star ]
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Honey reigns despite the rain

For a while it looked like the Toney Honey Festival in Wewahitchka Saturday would be a washout, as light rains came and went.

But in the end, the festival managed to stay alive and the visitors kept coming, to revel in the glorious nectar that has earned Wewahitchka its status as a leading producer of Tupelo honey.

There was entertainment in the pavilion, and lots of booths and of course plenty of varieties of honey to be savored.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

One Comment

  1. I really had a fantastic time at the TUPELO Festival even with the rain I honestly appreciate everyone who weathered the raining day to support all the participants it looked bleak at times but then another small crowd would come by and talk about the Honey the weather and some talked about their family’s I say thank you to all for making the day better.

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